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Merkel presses #Russia to engage with #Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed Moscow to engage in a peace plan with Kiev, and suggested the standoff can be solved, but only if control over the Ukraine-Russia border is tightened.

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#Iceland volcano triggers air traffic ban

Air traffic has been banned over Iceland as the Meteorological Office raised the alert over the country's largest volcano to red.

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West says #Russia must pull #Ukraine aid convoy

The US and Germany have denounced the movement of a Russian aid convoy into Ukraine without permission from Kiev, calling on Moscow to stop dangerous escalations in its neighbour country.

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All Russian aid vehicles 'leave' #Ukraine

Russian aid convoyA Russian aid convoy, which has escalated further tensions between the West and Russia, has returned from rebel-held eastern Ukraine to Russian territory, observers of OSCE, the Vienna-based rights and security organisation, have said.

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#Russia aid convoy moving into #Ukraine

Civilian areasUkrainian authorities have said that trucks from a Russian aid convoy crossed into Ukraine without permission and Ukraine's state security chief said this amounted to a "direct invasion" by Russia, news agencies have reported.

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Erdogan names Davutoglu as new #Turkey PM

Ahmet Davutoglu

Turkey's ruling party has picked Ahmet Davutoglu, the foreign minister, to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its new chairman and prime minister.

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#Ukraine begins checks on Russian aid trucks

Ukrainian border guards have started checks on a Russian truck convoy which is carrying aid earmarked for humanitarian relief in the east of the country, the border guards service has said.

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Dozens of residents die in Donetsk fighting

Fighting in Ukraine's mostly rebel-held region of Donetsk has killed 34 local residents and wounded 29 others in the past 24 hours, authorities have said.

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UK PM in emergency talks over 'Foley killing'

James FoleyUK Prime Minister David Cameron has interrupted his holiday to return to London after a video released by the Islamic State (IS) group purported to show a man with a British accent executing US journalist, James Foley.

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#Ukraine army recovers refugee bodies

Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of Monday's rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine, a military has spokesman said.

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